Disney delays ‘Mulan’ indefinitely, Star Wars and Avatar flicks pushed again a year

Disney delays 'Mulan' indefinitely, Star Wars and Avatar movies pushed back a year

Liu Yifei stars a Fa Mulan in Disney’s are living-action adaptation of “Mulan.”

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Disney is making some important modifications to its release calendar that involve delaying “Mulan” from its Aug. 21 launch indefinitely and pushing back the debuts of long run Star Wars and Avatar movies by a calendar year.

On Thursday, the firm said that theater closures and creation shutdowns for the duration of the world-wide coronavirus pandemic prompted it to make a quantity of adjustments to its slate.

“Around the past number of months, it’s turn out to be distinct that nothing can be established in stone when it arrives to how we release movies in the course of this international health and fitness disaster, and right now that means pausing our release designs for ‘Mulan’ as we evaluate how we can most efficiently provide this movie to audiences close to the entire world,” a Walt Disney Studios spokesperson stated in a assertion Thursday.

Disney shares fell marginally in after-hours investing and were down extra than 1%.

“Mulan” is presently stated as unset, meaning its release is delayed indefinitely. This is the fourth time that the dwell-motion movie has been delayed considering that March. 

With “Mulan” vacating its August release date, there are now no Hollywood blockbuster releases set for the thirty day period. “Tenet” moved out from its August debut on Monday and has however to announce a new release day. AT&T CEO John Stankey has promised movie theater homeowners that Christopher Nolan’s spy-thriller will have a theatrical release.

“New Mutants” a 20th Century Fox attribute in the X-Adult males franchise that has been delayed for the previous 3 years, seems to nonetheless be on the calendar for Aug. 28, but based on if movie theaters reopen next thirty day period, the movie could be pushed once more or be delegated to a video on-desire release.

A amount of smaller sized, independent attributes are set for launch in theaters. However, main theater chains like AMC might not be open up to show them. Previously Thursday, AMC introduced that it has pushed again its reopening designs to mid-August immediately after “Tenet” still left the calendar. It is unclear how it will respond to “Mulan” leaving as properly.

AMC, like other main movie theater chains, has been closed given that mid-March, awaiting a slowdown in coronavirus scenarios and new content from Hollywood. AMC, in individual, had been really vocal about how the pandemic could press it into personal bankruptcy.

Earlier this month, the exhibitor was capable to access a financial debt agreement that ought to assistance it continue being solvent through 2021.

More slate changes include things like:

  • “The Own History of David Copperfield” shifting to Aug. 28
  • “Death on the Nile” is now debuting on Oct. 23
  • “The Vacant Gentleman” will arrive on Dec. 4
  • “The French Dispatch” is unset
  • “Antlers” is now dated Feb. 19, 2021
  • “The Last Duel” will get there Oct. 15, 2021
  • An untitled Disney Live Motion film will consider the put of “Avatar 2” on Dec. 16, 2021.
  • “Avatar 2” pushed to Dec. 16, 2022
  • Untitled Star Wars moved to Dec. 22, 2023
  • “Avatar 3” now dated Dec. 20, 2024
  • Untitled Star Wars redated to Dec. 19, 2025
  • “Avatar 4” will arrive Dec. 18, 2026
  • Untitled Star Wars moved to Dec. 17, 2027
  • “Avatar 5” now slated for Dec. 22, 2028